ShipFall Spring 2024
Under 25 Feet
Paw Paw Tree (Asimina triloba)
Paw Paw Tree: Asimina triloba, or the paw paw tree, is an unfussy North American native species. It grows in various soil types and across most USDA growing zones. Unlike many fruiting trees, the tree performs well in shady or semi-shade locations.
Gardeners prize the tree for its good looks and the large, delicious fruit it bears. The tree displays large, emerald green leaves in the summertime, turning a bright yellow in the fall. The tree reaches approximately twenty feet high at maturity, making it a very manageable size for most.
Paw Paw Trees Have A Striking Appearance
The paw paw tree, although relatively small in stature, is big in style. It has a full, thick canopy and dark green, somewhat glossy leaves that sway gracefully from their stems.
This tree performs well in woodland or naturalized areas, as it will thrive in shaded or semi-shaded conditions. It will also tolerate several hours of sunshine daily–just keep an eye on the moisture.
This tree attracts birds, who find security in the dense leaves, butterflies, and other small mammals. A tree house offers an entire ecosystem that you'll enjoy watching.
Springtime brings on the six-petaled purple flowers. You can harvest paw paws sometime between the latest days of summer to early autumn.
Asimina triloba Creates an Interesting Fruit.
Paw paw fruit is heavy and grows into an oval shape. Although the outside of the fruit resembles a tropical mango (and some folks mistakenly refer to it as such), they are entirely different species. The mango tree is tropical and grows only in sub-tropical and tropical climates. However, this tree grows in cool and moist USDA growing regions in the United States.
The green fruit ripens on the branches and is ready to harvest when they are slightly soft and emit a fruity aroma. Some compare the fruit's taste to a blend of banana and pineapple--it has a smooth, custard-like texture and does not stay fresh for long after picking.
Order Your Paw Paw Tree From TN Nursery
I have received my plants bare roots and they are thriving
Quick and great service. Would recommend and I plan to buy more from TN Nursery
Looking healthy tree, a lot of root
One tree in the ground, the other on the way (early, I'd selected May delivery by mistake and they send it out early!), and the tree that's planted is healthy. We'll see if it puts out leaves this year or if it wants to wait until next, but it looks great and I've no doubt it will do just fine. The real question is if paw paws will like our neck of the woods. Will be doing more business with TN Nursery in the future, no question.
New, Tennessee home came to me with a blank slate with no trees or plants. Was excited to find out the zebra swallowtail is the state butterfly along with the paw paw tree being the only source for that butterfly. The fruit is amazing on paw paw. I’m excited about these trees I purchased six heights was about 3 foot already showing some growth bring on the fruit and the butterflies !!